Showing posts with label Dodo Marmarosa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dodo Marmarosa. Show all posts

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dodo Marmarosa Trios - Complete Studio Recordings

Even if comparisons with Lennie Tristano, Al Haig and Bud Powell are inevitable, Dodo Marmarosa's music has a surrealistic imprint essentially unlike that of any other pianist in or out of bop. In honor of this cardinal truth, the Lone Hill Jazz label has come forward with the Complete Studio Recordings of the Dodo Marmarosa Trio (including alternate takes), bringing together three different West Coast sessions from 1946 and 1947, four selections waxed in his home town of Pittsburgh in 1950, and an entire second disc's worth of mature Marmarosa material recorded in Chicago in 1961 and 1962. The instrumentation is well worth scrutinizing; the two earliest tracks, dated January 11, 1946, involved bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jackie Mills. Tracks three through 14, waxed on or after September 23, 1946, had no drummer -- only guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Gene Englund played with the pianist. A rare example of Dodo the vocalist, "I've Got News for You" was originally released on the Atomic record label. The bedrock of this man's musical legacy is a series of sides recorded for the Dial label in Los Angeles on December 3, 1947 (disc one, tracks 15-19 and 24-29). The first cascading bars of "Bopmatism" plunge the listener into an intoxicating groove from which there is no retreat. Here Dodo worked with Harry Babasin, a bassist who doubled on the cello, and once again percussionist Jackie Mills. The Pittsburgh Savoy session found the pianist in the company of bassist Thomas Mandrus and drummer Joe Wallace. More than ten years fraught with personal crises passed before Dodo Marmarosa, by then operating in Chicago, recorded again in a studio with a trio. On May 9 and 10, 1961, the pianist recorded ten tracks with bassist Richard Evans and drummer Marshall Thompson. Almost exactly one year later, on May 4, 1962, seven additional performances were waxed with the great Sam Jones replacing Evans. Both those who are just discovering Marmarosa's music and seasoned jazzheads who are mainly familiar with his earlier work will find this raft of latter-day Dodo a treasure well worth savoring time and again.
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Dodo Marmarosa
Trios
Complete Studio Recordings

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Mellow Mood (Marmarosa)  3:14
2 Dodo's Blues (Marmarosa)  3:14
3 Raindrops (Marmarosa)  2:49
4 I've Got News for You (Easton)  3:01
5 Compadoo (Marmarosa)  2:20
6 I'm in Love (Kreisler, LeBaron)  2:37
7 Opus No. 5 (Marmarosa)  1:47
8 You Thrill Me So (Marmarosa)  2:46
9 Dodo's Bounce (Marmarosa)  1:43
10 Escape (Marmarosa)  1:44
11 Lover Come Back to Me (Hammerstein II, Romberg)  2:51
12 Raindrops (Marmarosa)  2:11
13 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Harbach, Kern)  2:40
14 Bopmatism (Marmarosa)  1:23
15 Bopmatism (Marmarosa)  2:57
16 Dodo's Dance (Marmarosa)  3:08
17 Trade Winds (Marmarosa)  3:10
18 Dary Departs (Marmarosa)  2:37
19 Cosmo Street (Marmarosa)  2:54
20 My Foolish Heart (Washington,Young)  2:38
21 Blue Room (Hart, Rodgers)  3:06
22 Why Was I Born ? (Hammerstein II, Kern)  3:15
23 The Night is Young (Kahal)  2:51
24 Bopmatism (Marmarosa)  3:08
25 Dodo's Dance (Marmarosa) [alt. take]  3:06
26 Trade Winds (Marmarosa)  [alt. take]  3:07
27 Dary Departs (Marmarosa)  [alt. take]  2:47
28 Dary Departs (Marmarosa)  [alt. take]  2:45
29 Cosmo Street (Marmarosa)  [alt. take]  3:25 

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Cd. 2

1 April Played the Fiddle (Burke, Monaco)  4:09
2 Why Do I Love You (Hammerstein II, Kern)  3:21
3 Everything Happens to Me (Carmichael / Johnny Mercer)  4:41
4 Me and My Shadow (Dreyer, Jolson)  4:06
5 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington)  3:17
6 Tracy's Blues (Marmarosa)  3:38
7 You Call It Madness (Columbo, Conrad, DuBois, Gregory)  3:58
8 Mellow Mood (Marmarosa)  3:59
9 I Thought About You (Van Heusen, Mercer)  5:31
10 A Cottage for Sale (Conley, Robison)  4:59
11 The Song Is You (Kern, Hammerstein II)  7:33
12 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  5:19
13 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  4:20
14 I Remember You (Mercer, Schertzinger)  3:42
15 The Moody Blues (Marmarosa)  4:11
16 The Very Thought of You (Noble)  4:05
17 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  [alt. take]  3:50  

*

Personnel
[Cd. 1, # 1 & 2]
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Ray Brown - b
Jackie Mills - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; January 11, 1946
[# 3 & 4]
Dodo Marmarosa - p & vcl [# 4]
Barney Kessel - g
Gene Englund - b
Recorded in Los Angeles ; September 23, 1946
[# 5-14]
Same as above
Transcriptions, recorded in Hollywood ; late 1946
[# 15-19 & 24-29]
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Harry Babasin - b & cl
Jackie Mills - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, California; December 3, 1947
[# 20-23]
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Thomas Mandrus - b
Joe Wallace - dr
Recorded in Pittsburgh ; July 21, 1950
[Cd. 2, # 1-10]
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Richard Evans - b
Marshall Thompson - dr
Recorded in Chicago ; May 9 & 10, 1961
[# 11-17]
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Sam Jones - b
Marshall Thompson - dr
Recorded in Chicago ; May 4, 1961
________
This great release contains all the recordings made by one of the most exciting pianists in jazz, the so-called “Charlie Parker of the piano”, with his own trio, from the beginning of his career to the last studio session in Chicago.
The first CD covers the golden years of his career which include the sides he cut in his early years in California for the legendary Dial and Savoy labels among others.
The second CD offers the pianist’s two final recording sessions, both in Chicago. One for the Argo label, issued on Lp as “Dodo’s Back!” (containing a unhackneyed selection of standards), and the other for the famous Prestige label.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/complete_studio_recordings_-_2_cd_set-cd-3523.html

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dodo Marmarosa - Complete Dial Sessions (1946-1947)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a child prodigy, Marmarosa was a trained classical pianist, but familiarised himself with jazz in parallel and practised with schoolmate Erroll Garner, another pianist from Pittsburgh. He received the uncomplimentary nickname "Dodo" as a child because of his large head and short body.
He began his professional career in 1941, joining the Johnny "Scat" Davis Orchestra at the age of 15, which led him to joining Gene Krupa's band shortly after. The early 1940s brought a stint in Charlie Barnet's big band, where he first met Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, the luminaries of bebop. In 1944, he joined Tommy Dorsey, playing alongside Buddy Rich. In November 1944, Marmarosa joined Artie Shaw's combo, known as the Gramercy Five, that also featured guitarist Barney Kessel and fellow Pittsburgher, trumpet player Roy Eldridge.
He recorded as a sideman in the late 1940s, notably with Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Howard McGhee. He also featured in Gene Norman's Just Jazz concerts, and in 1947 won Esquire magazine's New Star (piano) award. His recordings with Charlie Parker in 1946 in Hollywood are regarded as some the finest Jazz records ever made.
Marmarosa recorded a 78-rpm single for Savoy Records on July 21, 1950. The recording featured Marmarosa's trio, with Thomas Mandrus on bass and Joe "Jazz" Wallace on drums. The four tunes recorded for the session were reissued by Savoy on the double album, The Modern Jazz Piano Album (1980). After 1950, his only recordings were a 1961 session for Argo Records under the supervision of Chicago producer Jack Tracy (Dodo's Back !) and a 1962 Chicago studio date featuring him in trio and, with Gene Ammons, quartet settings (available as Prestige CD Jug & Dodo). He continued to perform in Pittsburgh, albeit irregularly, and a CD containing amateur recordings of his performances has been issued by Uptown Records. His low profile has been attributed to mental illness : Marmarosa was drafted in 1954, given electric shock treatment, and discharged in poor psychological condition.
Marmarosa last performed in public at the Colony Restaurant in Pittsburgh in 1968. Despite his intermittent career, he is generally considered to have been in the top rank of jazz pianists. At the time of his death, Marmarosa resided at the VA Medical Center in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, Pittsburgh, occasionally playing piano and organ for residents and guests of the center.

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Dodo Marmarosa
Complete Dial Sessions
(1946-1947)

Tracks

1 Deep Purple (DeRose, Parish)  2:14
2 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  1:30
3 Bird Lore (Harris, Parker)  3:03
4 Dialated Pupils [take 1] (McGhee, Parker)  2:30
5 Dialated Pupils [take 2] (McGhee, Parker)  2:55
6 Midnight at Minton's (McGhee)  2:57
7 Up in Dodo's Room [take 1] (McGhee)  3:07
8 Up in Dodo's Room [take 2] (McGhee)  3:14
9 High Wind in Hollywood ()  2:37
10 Tone Paintings I (Marmarosa)  3:00
11 Tone Paintings II (Marmarosa)  2:56
12 Bopmatism [take 1] (Marmarosa)  3:06
13 Bopmatism [take 2] (Marmarosa)  2:56
14 Dodo's Dance [take 1] (Marmarosa)  3:05
15 Dodo's Dance [take 2] (Marmarosa)  3:08
16 Trade Winds [take 1] (Marmarosa)  3:07
17 Trade Winds [take 2] (Marmarosa)  3:10
18 Dary Departs [take 1] (Marmarosa)  2:45
19 Dary Departs [take 2] (Marmarosa)  2:45
20 Dary Departs [take 3] (Marmarosa)  2:35
21 Cosmo Street [take 1] (Marmarosa)  3:28
22 Cosmo Street [take 2] (Marmarosa)  2:53

*

Personnel
[# 1, 2, 10 & 11]
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Recorded AFRS radio broadcast, Hollywood, California ; circa February, 1946 [# 1, 2] ; & private recordings, Hollywood, California ; 1946 or 1947 [# 10 & 11]
[# 3]
Charlie Parker - as
Miles Davis - tp
Lucky Thompson - ts
Arvin Garrison - g
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Vic McMillan - b
Roy Porter - dr
Recorded at Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood ; March 28, 1946
[# 4-9]
Howard McGhee - tp
Teddy Edwards - ts
Arvin Garrison - g
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Bob Kesterson - b
Roy Porter - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; October 18, 1946
[# 12-22]
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Harry Babasin - b & cl [# 18-22]
Jackie Mills - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, California; December 3, 1947 & Los Angeles ; between early 1947 & Early/Mid 1947
________
One of the finest pianists of the bop era, Dodo Marmarosa's career was cut short by mental illness. He playeed locally at first and then made strong contributions to the orchestras of Gene Krupa (1942-1943), Tommy Dorsey (1944), Charlie Barnet (taking the opening piano solo on the hit "Skyliner"), and Artie Shaw (playing with his Gramercy Five). Marmarosa was often teamed with Barney Kessel (with whom he had been with Barnet and Shaw) and both settled in Los Angeles by 1946. Marmarosa recorded with Boyd Raeburn and Lester Young, became the house pianist for the Atomic label, made an important session with Charlie Parker in 1947 (which resulted in "Relaxin' in Camarillo"), and worked with his trio. But after a Savoy date in 1950, nothing was heard from him for a decade. Mamarosa resurfaced in Chicago during 1961-1962 to record two trio outings and a session with Gene Ammons (for Argo and Prestige) but then he disappeared, permanently retiring in Pittsburgh. Dodo Marmarosa's 1946-1947 recordings have been partially reissued by Onyx and Dial, while live dates surfaced on Jazz Showcase, Swing House, and Phoenix.
Scott Yanow

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Howard McGhee on Dial (1945-1946)

Howard McGhee was one of the most significant and underrated trumpeters of the bebop era, a transitional player who led the way from Roy Eldridge to Fats Navarro. In 1945 he came to the West Coast as a member of the Coleman Hawkins Quintet and decided to stay for a couple years, helping to introduce bebop to Los Angeles. Most of his recordings from the period are rare, so the release of the 22 selections on this CD is quite welcome. First there are four selections recorded for Philo in a sextet with tenors Teddy Edwards and James D. King. There are four sessions for Modern, including three with similar personnel (with bassist Charles Mingus on "Deep Meditation," four vocals by Pearl Taylor, and one by Estelle Edison). In addition, there is a big-band date and three of the selections from Charlie Parker's ill-fated "Lover Man" Dial date (two up-tempo McGhee features and a faltering "Be-Bop") that were originally released under McGhee's name. Overall, the music on this CD is quite boppish, sometimes a little ragged but always full of fire and energy. Highlights include "Stardust," "Mad Hype," the two-part "Around The Clock," "McGhee Special," and the haunting "Night Mist." Historic and often exciting music.
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Scott Yanow


Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1945-1946-mw0000622080

Howard McGhee 
The Complete Dial Sessions 
(1945-1946)

Tracks

1 Intersection (McGhee) 3:04
2 Lifestream (McGhee) 3:18
3 Mop ! Mop ! (Demetrius, Williams) 2:55
4 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 2:55
5 Deep Meditation (McGhee) 3:25
6 Mad Hype (McGhee) 2:38
7 11:45 Swing (Bounce) (McGhee) 2:59
8 Playboy Blues (Traylor) 3:15
9 Around the Clock, Pt. 1 (McGhee) 3:02
10 Around the Clock, Pt. 2 (McGhee) 3:11
11 Gee, I'm Lonesome (McGhee) 3:26
12 Call It the Blues (McGhee) 2:44
13 McGhee Jumps (Cool Fantasy, Pt. 1) (McGhee) 2:51
14 Cool Fantasy, Pt. 2 (McGhee) 3:03
15 McGhee Special (McGhee) 2:24
16 Sweet Potato (McGhee) 2:46
17 Hoggin' (McGhee) 2:56
18 Blues a la King (McGhee) 2:57
19 Night Mist (McGhee) 2:31
20 Bebop (Gillespie) 2:51
21 Trumpet at Tempo (McGhee) 2:49
22 Thermodynamics (McGhee) 3:05





Personnel
[# 1-4] HOWARD MCGHEE AND HIS BAND
Howard McGhee - tp
Teddy Edwards - ts
James D. King - ts
Vernon Biddle - p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton - b
Roy Porter - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; Tuesday, September 4, 1945
[# 5-6] HOWARD MCGHEE JAM BAND
Howard McGhee - tp
Jimmy Bunn - p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton - b
Roy Porter - dr

Recorded C.P MacGregor Studios, 729 SW Avenue, Hollywood ; Monday, July 29, 1946
[# 7-12] HOWARD MCGHEE SEXTET
Howard McGhee - tp
Teddy Edwards - ts
Arv Garrison - g
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton - b
Roy Porter - dr

Recorded C.P MacGregor Studios, 729 SW Avenue, Hollywood ; Friday, October 18, 1946
[# 13-23] HOWARD MCGHEE ORCHESTRA
Howard McGhee - tp
James Moody - ts
Hank Jones - p
Milt Jackson - vb
Ray Brown - b
J. C. Heard - dr

Recorded at WOR Studios, Broadway at 38th. Street, New York ; Wednesday, December 3, 1947

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Charlie Parker - Retrospective (1940-1953)

In 2005, Saga Jazz released a 62-track anthology of Charlie Parker recordings under the title Retrospective 1940-1953. It's a good strong shot of vintage bop, but like so many compilations it suffers slightly from chronologic scrambling. That wouldn't even be worth mentioning were it not for the inclusion of a handful of Bird's early pre-bop recordings. The oldest material, which happens to be the earliest known recording of Charlie Parker, shows up on track 24; "Honeysuckle Rose/Body & Soul" was recorded in Kansas City, KS on May 11, 1940. Placing this chestnut more than one-third of the way into an almost chronological collection is incongruous and will not assist anyone who is trying to savor the man's artistic development over a stated span of thirteen years. That, after all, is what chronologies (and historic jazz collections) are for. The next-to-oldest recordings appear closer to where one would expect them to be -- at the very beginning of the collection. "Swingmatism" and the "Hootie Blues" were recorded for the Decca label in Dallas, TX on April 30, 1941 by Jay McShann & His Orchestra. Something like a chronological progression does manage to materialize, more or less, and when Bird isn't leading his own groups he is heard sitting in with bands led by Red Norvo, Slim Gaillard, and Dizzy Gillespie. While it's very nice to know that these great recordings continue to circulate, it's a damned shame they didn't place the titles in chronological sequence, for Charlie Parker's progress occurred swiftly and very dramatically and there's nothing quite like hearing him evolve, session by session and note by note.
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Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/retrospective-1940-1953-mw0001052583

Charlie Parker
Retrospective
(1940-1953)

Tracks

Cd. 1
(1940-1947)

1 Swingmatism (McShann, Scott)  2:43
2 Hootie Blues (Brown, McShann, Parker)  2:58
3 Tiny's Tempo (Hart)  3:01
4 Groovin' High (Gillespie)  2:44
5 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein II, Kern)  2:50
6 Dizzy Atmosphere (Gillespie)  2:49
7 Salt Peanuts (Clarke, Gillespie)  3:18
8 Shaw 'Nuff (Gillespie, Parker)  3:04
9 Hot House (Dameron)  3:12
10 Hallelujah (Grey, Robin, Youmans)  4:02
11 Slam Slam Blues (Norvo)  4:34
12 Congo Blues (Norvo)  3:57
13 Billie's Bounce (Parker)  3:12
14 Ko Ko (Parker)  2:59
15 Slim's Jam (Gaillard)  3:19
16 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  2:57
17 Ornithology (Parker)  3:03
18 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli)  3:07
19 The Famous Alto Break (Parker)  0:50
20 Cool Blues (Parker)  3:07
21 Bird's Nest (Parker)  2:47
22 Relaxin' at Camarillo (Parker)  3:04
23 Chasin' the Bird (Parker)  2:51
24 Honeysuckle Rose/Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Razaf, Sour, Waller)  3:45

*

Cd. 2
(1947-1951)

1 Donna Lee (Davis, Parker)  2:36
2 Milestones (Davis)  2:37
3 Little Willie Leaps (Davis)  2:51
4 The Hymn (Parker)  2:30
5 Scrapple from the Apple (Parker)  3:02
6 My Old Flame (Coslow, Johnston)  3:15
7 Don't Blame Me (Fields, McHugh)  2:50
8 Bongo Beep (Parker)  3:08
9 How Deep Is the Ocean (Berlin)  3:33
10 Bird Gets the Worm (Parker)  2:42
11 Barbados (Parker)  2:29
12 Ah-Leu-Cha (Parker)  2:57
13 Parker's Mood (Parker)  3:05
14 Perhaps (Parker)  2:34
15 Marmaduke (Parker)  2:45
16 Visa (Parker)  3:03
17 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)  3:09
18 Bloomdido (Parker)  3:27
19 Leap Frog (Parker)  2:33
20 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  3:12
21 Au Privave (Parker)  2:49
22 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye)  3:37
23 My Little Suede Shoes (Parker)  3:07
24 Lover Man (Ramirez, Sherman)  3:24

*

Cd. 3
Broadcasts and Live
(1947-1953)

1 Ko Ko (Parker)  4:16
2 Hot House (Dameron)  4:31
3 On a Slow Boat to China (Loesser)  4:44
4 Confirmation (Parker)  3:40
5 Embraceable You ()  6:36
6 Cheryl (Parker)  5:06
7 Bird of Paradise (Parker)  6:13
8 Blue 'N' Boogie (Gillespie)  7:30
9 Anthropology (Gillespie, Bishop, Jr., Parker)  5:52
10 'Round Midnight (Monk, Williams)  3:21
11 Lester Leaps In (Young)  4:29
12 Cool Blues (Parker)  5:29
13 Salt Peanuts (Clarke, Gillespie)  7:45
14 Wee (Best, Gillespie)  6:48

Personnel
Featuring J. J. Johnson, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Max Roach, Tommy Potter, John Lewis, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Carlos Vidal, Tommy Turk, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, Stan Freeman, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Al McKibbon, Joe Harris, Howard McGhee, Wardell Gray, Dodo Marmarosa, Barney Kessel, Red Callender, Don Lamond,etc.

Recorded between probably May-November, 1940 & May 15, 1953

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Tenor Sax of Lucky Thompson (1945-1949)

The first CD put out by the collectors IAJRC label was a big success, a collection of some of tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson's mid-'40s West Coast recordings. Thompson cut an enormous amount of sides while in Los Angeles during 1945-47 and some of the cream is on this CD. The skilled tenor (whose transitional style fell between swing and bop) is featured with ten different recording groups (many quite obscure) and among the other musicians are trumpeter Karl George, trombonist J.J. Johnson, clarinetist Rudy Rutherford, altoist Marshall Royal, pianists Bill Doggett and Dodo Marmarosa, bassists Oscar Pettiford and Charles Mingus, drummer Shadow Wilson, singers David Allyn and Ernie Andrews and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. All of the 23 selections (which are of a consistently high quality) were formerly quite rare, making this CD a must for bop collectors.
Scott Yanow

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Lucky Thompson
The Beginning Years
(1945-1949)

Tracks

1 Vout Rhythm (Thompson) 2:54
2 Stormy Mood (Abernathy) 3:05
3 Baggin' the Boogie (Jones) 3:12
4 Bee Boogie Boo (Mosely) 2:50
5 Irresistible You (DePaul, Raye) 3:24
6 Phace (Green) 2:47
7 Don't Drive This Jive Away (Edson, Pettiford) 2:54
8 The Hour of Parting (Kahn, Spoliansky) 2:59
9 Abernathy's Boogie (Abernathy) 2:55
10 Cherokee (Noble) 2:44
11 Slowin' Down the Blues (?) 2:42
12 I'm Gonna See My Baby (Moore) 3:16
13 Frantic Blues (Hallberg) 2:58
14 Snowbound (Callender, Griffin) 2:58
15 Flight of the Vout Bug (Griffin, Marmarosa, Talbert) 3:11
16 It Shouldn't Happen to a Drea (Ellington, George, Hodges) 2:58
17 For You (Burke, Dubin) 3:06
18 Things Ain't What They Used to (Ellington, Hodges, Persons) 2:48
19 Jeep's Blues (Ellington, Hodges) 3:03
20 Day Dream (Ellington, Latouche) 2:55
21 Take the "A" Train (Strayhorn) 2:37
22 Hickory Dickory Dock (Traditional) 2:44
23 Blue Rhythm Be-Bop (Alexander, Mills) 3:03


Personnel
Feat. Lucky Thompson, Karl George, Mashall Royal, Gene Phillips, Charles Mingus, Freddy Greene, Rodney Richardson, Shadow Wilson, Oscar Pettiford, Al Hendrickson, Alvin Stoller, Dodo Marmarosa, Hal McKusick, Lyle Griffin, Al Norris, etc...

Recorded between November 1945 & 1949

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Howard McGhee - Chonological Classics (1946-1948)

This two-year examination of McGhee's recorded work finds the trumpeter performing dates from the West Coast to New York and Chicago. The playing is stellar, and the bands feature notables like Dodo Marmarosa, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, J.C. Heard, Milt Jackson, and Percy Heath. Highlights include "Midnight at Minton's," "Up in Dodo's Room," "Night Mist," "Messin' With Fire," and "Bass C Jam." A nice chunk of McGhee's best work.
Cub Koda

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1946-1948-r467047

Howard McGhee
Chonological Classics
(1946-1948)

Tracks

1 Dialated Pupils (McGhee, Parker) 2:57
2 Midnight at Minton's (McGhee) 3:01
3 Up in Dodo's Room (McGhee) 3:16
4 High Wind in Hollywood [52nd Street Theme] (McGhee) 2:39
5 Dorothy (McGhee) 3:06
6 Night Mist (McGhee) 2:50
7 Coolie-Rini (McGhee) 2:52
8 Night Music (McGhee) 3:27
9 Turnip Blood (McGhee) 2:48
10 Surrender (McGhee) 3:03
11 Sleepwalker Boogie (McGhee) 3:24
12 Stop Time Blues (McGhee) 2:44
13 You (McGhee) 2:43
14 Hot and Mellow (Yardbird Suite) (Parker) 2:47
15 Messin' With Fire [Donna Lee] (Parker) 2:14
16 Merry Lee (McGhee) 2:07
17 Short Life* (McGhee) 1:58
18 Talk of the Town* (Cohn, Kahn) 2:52
19 Bass C Jam* [Stompin' at the Savoy] (Byas) 2:59
20 Down Home (McGhee) 2:47


Personnel
[# 1-4]
Howard McGhee - tp
Teddy Edwards - ts
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Arv Garrison - g
Bob Kesterson - b
Roy Porter - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; October 18, 1946
[# 5-13]
Howard McGhee - tp
James Moody - ts
Milt Jackson - vb
Hank Jones - p
Ray Brown - b
J. C. Heard - dr
Recorded in New York ; December 3, 1947
[# 14-15]
Howard McGhee - tp
Jimmy Heath - as
Milt Jackson - vb
Will Davis - p
Percy Heath - b
Joe Harris - dr
Earl Coleman - vl
Recorded in Chicago ; February, 1948
[# 16-20]
Howard McGhee - tp
Jimmy Heath - as & bs*
Will Davis - p
Percy Heath - b
Joe Harris - dr
Recorded same as above

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wardell Gray - Complete Sunset & New Jazz Masters

This import from Jazz Factory (the vintage jazz imprint from Spain's Disconforme label) offers 20 sides of saxophonist Wardell Gray at his bebop best. Best known as a mate of Dexter Gordon's, these recordings showcase Gray as a bandleader, composer, and soloist of rare ability who never let the swing disappear form his expression of the bop Muse's dictates. On these sessions he is accompanied by a stunning array of the era's sidemen, including pianists Dodo Marmarosa, Al Haig, and Erroll Garner, bassists Red Callendar, Tommy Potter, and Clyde Lombardi, as well as drummers such as Roy Haynes, Charles Perry, and Jack West. Most notable are the 78s Gray cut with Marmarosa and Callendar , three of which he composed: "Dell's Bells," "One for Prez," and "Easy Swing." The lone cover of George and Ira Gershwin's "The Man I Love," is the definitive bop read of the tune. Also stellar are reads of Jimmy Raney's "Five Star," and Al Haig's "In a Pinch," but virtually every performance here is flawless. Sound is better than adequate, but liner notes are perfunctory at best, though complete session info is included. Nonetheless, for the price, this one is tough to beat.
Thom Jurek

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/complete-sunset-and-new-jazz-masters-r500560/review

Wardell Gray
Complete Sunset
&
New Jazz Masters

Tracks

1 Dell's Bells (Gray) 2:59
2 One for Prez (Gray) 3:12
3 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:21
4 Easy Swing (Gray) 3:05
5 The Great Lie (Calloway, Gibson) 4:43
6 Blue Lou (Mills, Sampson) 5:45
7 Light Gray (Mills, Sampson) 2:38
8 Stoned (Gray) 2:57
9 Matter and Mind (Gray) 2:47
10 The Toupe (Gray) 2:39
11 Shawn (Stewart) 2:37
12 Five Star (Raney) 2:53
13 Sugar Hill Bop (Wexler) 2:31
14 It's the Talk of the Town (Livingston, Neiburg, Symes) 3:09
15 In a Pinch (Haig) 3:07
16 Twisted (Gray) 3:07
17 Southside (Gray) 3:23
18 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin) 4:26
19 Sweet Lorraine (Burwell, Parish) 4:07
20 The Chase (Gordon) 6:47


Personnel
Featuring Wardell Gray, Dodo Marmarosa, Red Callender, Harold West, Chuck Thompson, Erroll Garner, Jack Mills, Al Haig, Clyde Lombardi, Tiny Kahn, Eddie Bert, Sonny Iggoe, Buddy Stewart, Jimmy Raney, Tommy Potter, Charlie Perry, Roy Haynes, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Bunn, etc...

Recorded in Hollywood & New York City ; between November 23, 1946 & November 11, 1949

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dodo Marmarosa's Back

One of the finest pianists of the bop era, Dodo Marmarosa's career was cut short by mental illness. He playeed locally at first and then made strong contributions to the orchestras of Gene Krupa (1942-1943), Tommy Dorsey (1944), Charlie Barnet (taking the opening piano solo on the hit "Skyliner"), and Artie Shaw (playing with his Gramercy Five). Marmarosa was often teamed with Barney Kessel (with whom he had been with Barnet and Shaw) and both settled in Los Angeles by 1946. Marmarosa recorded with Boyd Raeburn and Lester Young, became the house pianist for the Atomic label, made an important session with Charlie Parker in 1947 (which resulted in "Relaxin' in Camarillo"), and worked with his trio. But after a Savoy date in 1950, nothing was heard from him for a decade. Mamarosa resurfaced in Chicago during 1961-1962 to record two trio outings and a session with Gene Ammons (for Argo and Prestige) but then he disappeared, permanently retiring in Pittsburgh. Dodo Marmarosa's 1946-1947 recordings have been partially reissued by Onyx and Dial, while live dates surfaced on Jazz Showcase, Swing House, and Phoenix.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/dodos-back-r143269

Dodo Marmarosa
Dodo's Back!

Tracks

1 Mellow Mood (Marmarosa) 3:58
2 Cottage for Sale (Conley, Robison) 4:58
3 April Played the Fiddle (Burke, Monaco) 4:08
4 Everything Happens to Me (Carmichael, Mercer) 4:41
5 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington) 3:17
6 Why Do I Love You ? (Hammerstein, Kern) 3:23
7 I Thought About You (Mercer, VanHeusen) 5:31
8 Me and My Shadow (Dreyer, Jolson, Rose) 4:06
9 Tracy's Blues (Marmarosa) 3:39
10 You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) (Columbo, Conrad, DuBois, Gregory) 3:56

Personnel
Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa - p
Richard Evans - b
Marshall Thompson - dr

Recorded at Ter Mar Recording Studios, Chicago ; May 9 & 10, 1961

Charlie Parker - Complete Studio Recordings on Savoy

This [four japanese]-CD box set contains all of the recordings Charlie Parker made for the Savoy label and it is overflowing with gems and an almost countless number of alternate takes. Bird was one of the most important jazzmen of all time and nearly every note he recorded (in the studios if not live) is well worth hearing. This box starts off with his sideman date with Tiny Grimes in 1944, contains Parker's famous "Ko Ko" session of 1945 (with a young Miles Davis on trumpet and highlighted by "Now's the Time" and "Billie's Bounce"), and continues through his 1947-1948 quintet sessions with a more mature Miles Davis; either Bud Powell, John Lewis, or Duke Jordan on piano; bassists Tommy Potter, Curly Russell, or Nelson Boyd; and drummer Max Roach. Together they recorded such classics as "Donna Lee," "Chasin' the Bird," "Milestones," and "Parker's Mood." Every scrap that the great altoist cut for Savoy is in this box.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-complete-savoy-sessions-r164939

Charlie Parker
Complete Studio Recordings
on Savoy Years

[1944-1948]

Tracks

Cd. 1

Tiny Grimes Quintet

1 Tiny's Tempo [take 1] (Grimes) 3:00
2 Tiny's Tempo [take 2] (Grimes) 3:00
3 Tiny's Tempo [take 3 (master)] (Grimes) 2:53
4 I'll Always Love You Just the Same [take 1] (unkwow) 2:57
5 I'll Always Love You Just the Same [take 2 (master)] (unkwow) 2:58
6 Romance Without Finance [take 1] (Grimes) 3:05
7 Romance Without Finance [take 2 (inc.)] (Grimes) 1:00
8 Romance Without Finance [take 3] (Grimes) 3:07
9 Romance Without Finance [take 4 (inc.)] (Grimes) 0:43
10 Romance Without Finance [take 5 (master)] (Grimes) 3:01
11 Red Cross [take 1] (Parker) 3:15
12 Red Cross [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 3:06

Charlie Parker Rebeboppers

13 Warming up a Riff [Cherokee] [inc.] (Gillespie, Paker) 2:34
14 Billie's Bounce [take 1] (Parker) 2:40
15 Billie's Bounce [take 2 (incomplete)] (Parker) 1:42
16 Billie's Bounce [take 3] (Parker) 3:04
17 Billie's Bounce [take 4 (incomplete)] (Parker) 1:37
18 Billie's Bounce [take 5 (master)] (Parker) 3:07
19 Now's the Time [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:19
20 Now's the Time [take 2 (false start)] (Parker) 0:36
21 Now's the Time [take 3] (Parker) 3:06
22 Now's the Time [take 4 (master)] (Parker) 3:14
23 Thriving From a Riff [Anthropology] [take 1] (Gillespie, Paker) 2:58
24 Thriving From a Riff [Anthropology] [take 2 (inc.)] (Gillespie, Paker) 0:22
25 Thriving From a Riff [Anthropology] [take 3 (master)] (Gillespie, Paker) 2:54
26 Meandering [Embraceable You] [inc.] (Davis) 3:16
27 Koko [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:38
28 Koko [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 2:53


Personnel
[# 1-12] Tiny Grimes Quintet
Charlie Parker - as
Clayde Hart - p
Tiny Grimes - g & voc
Jimmy Butts - b
Doc West - dr
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; September 14, 1944
[# 13-28] Charlie Parker Rebeboppers
Miles Davis - tp
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Argonne Thorton [Sadik Hakim] - p
Cureley Russell - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; November 26, 1945

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 Cd. 2

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet [1945]
[Guild Session]
1 Groovin' High (Gillespie, Paparelli) 2:43
2 All the Things You Are (Kern, Hammerstein) 2:47
3 Dizzy Atmosphere (Gillespie, Parker) 2:47

Dizzy Gillespie All stars Quintet [1945]
[Guild Session]

4 Salt Peanuts (Gillespie, Clarke) 3:16
5 Shaw 'Nuff (Gillespie, Parker) 3:01
6 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) 3:23
7 Hot House (Dameron) 3:10

Slim Gaillard and his Orchestra [1945]
[Bel-Tone Session]

8 Dizzy's Boogie [take 2 (master)] (Gillespie) 3:07
9 Dizzy's Boogie [take 1] (Gillespie) 3:13
10 Flat Foot Floogie [take 2 (master)] (Gaillard, Stewart, Root) 2:30
11 Flat Foot Floogie [take 1] (Gaillard, Stewart, Root) 2:44
12 Poppity Pop (Gaillard) 2:55
13 Slim's Jam (Gaillard) 3:13

Charlie Parker All Stars [1947]

14 Donna Lee [take 1 (false start)] (Davis) 0:14
15 Donna Lee [take 2] (Davis) 2:58
16 Donna Lee [take 3] (Davis) 2:30
17 Donna Lee [take 4] (Davis) 2:34
18 Donna Lee [take 5 (master)] (Davis) 2:31
19 Chasin' the Bird [take 1] (Parker) 2:54
20 Chasin' the Bird [take 2 (false start)] (Parker) 0:18
21 Chasin' the Bird [take 3] (Parker) 2:55
22 Chasin' the Bird [take 4 (master)] (Parker) 2:44
23 Cheryl [take 1] (Parker) 0:04
24 Cheryl [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 2:57
25 Buzzy [take 1] (Parker) 2:53
26 Buzzy [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:34
27 Buzzy [take 3] (Parker) 2:36
28 Buzzy [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:17
29 Buzzy [take 5 (master)] (Parker) 2:29


Personnel
[# 1-3] Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Clyde Hart - p
Remo Palmieri - g
Slam Stewart - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York ; February 28, 1945
[# 4-7] Dizzy Gillespie All stars Quintet
Dizzy Gillespie - tp & voc
Charlie Parker - as
Al Haig - p
Curley Russell - b
Sid Catlett - dr
Sarah Vaughan - voc
Recorded in New York ; May 11, 1945
[# 8-13] Slim Gaillard and his Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Jack McVea - ts
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Slim Gaillard - g & voc
Slam Brown - b
Zutty Singleton - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, Los Angeles ; December 29, 1945
[# 14-29] Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Bud Powell - p
Tommy Potter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at Harry Smith Studios, New York City ; May 8, 1947

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Cd. 3


Miles Davis' All Stars [1947]

1 Milestones [take 1 (false start)] (Davis) 0:07
2 Milestones [take 2 (master)] (Davis) 2:34
3 Milestones [take 3] (Davis) 2:43
4 Little Willie Leaps [take 1 (inc.)] (Davis) 0:34
5 Little Willie Leaps [take 2] (Davis) 3:07
6 Little Willie Leaps [take 3 (master)] (Davis) 2:49
7 Half Nelson [take 1] (Davis) 2:49
8 Half Nelson [take 2 (master)] (Davis) 2:42
9 Sippin' at Bell's [take 1 (inc.)] (Davis) 0:55
10 Sippin' at Bell's [take 2 (master)] (Davis) 2:21
11 Sippin' at Bell's [take 3 (false start)] (Davis) 0:04
12 Sippin' at Bell's [take 4] (Davis) 2:26

Charlie Parker's All Stars [1947]

13 Another Hair-Do [take 1 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:14
14 Another Hair-Do [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:44
15 Another Hair-Do [take 3 (inc.)] (Parker) 1:04
16 Another Hair-Do [take 4 (master)] (Parker) 2:37
17 Bluebird [take 1] (Parker) 2:53
18 Bluebird [take 2] (Parker) 0:03
19 Bluebird [take 3 (master)] (Parker) 2:49
20 Klaunstance [The Way You Look Tonight] (Parker) 2:41
21 Bird Gets the Worm [Lover Come Back to Me] [take 1] (Parker) 3:00
22 Bird Gets the Worm [Lover Come Back to Me] [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:09
23 Bird Gets the Worm [Lover Come Back to Me] [take 3 (master)] (Parker) 2:34


Personnel
[# 1-12] Miles Davis' All Stars
Mailes Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - ts
John Lewis - p
Nelson Boyd - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at Harry Smith Studios, New York City ; August 14, 1947
[# 13-23] Charlie Parker's All stars
Miles Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Duke Jordan - p
Tommy Potter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at United Studios, Detroit, Michigan ; December 21, 1947

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Cd. 4

Charlie Parker All Stars [1948]

1 Barbados [take 1] (Parker) 2:35
2 Barbados [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:43
3 Barbados [take 3] (Parker) 2:33
4 Barbados [take 4 (master)] (Parker) 2:26
5 Au-Leu-Cha [take 1 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:36
6 Au-Leu-Cha [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 2:52
7 Constellation [take 1 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:23
8 Constellation [take 2] (Parker) 2:30
9 Constellation [take 3 (inc.)] (Parker) 2:05
10 Constellation [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:21
11 Constellation [take 5 (master)] (Parker) 2:26
12 Parker's Mood [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:04
13 Parker's Mood [take 2] (Parker) 3:23
14 Parker's Mood [take 3 (false start)] (Parker) 0:11
15 Parker's Mood [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 2:12
16 Parker's Mood [take 5 (master)] (Parker) 3:01

Charlie Parker All Stars [1948]

17 Perhaps [take 1] (Parker) 2:01
18 Perhaps [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:28
19 Perhaps [take 3] (Parker) 2:09
20 Perhaps [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:18
21 Perhaps [take 5 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:39
22 Perhaps [take 6] (Parker) 2:16
23 Perhaps [take 7 (master)] (Parker) 2:31
24 Marmaduke [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:04
25 Marmaduke [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 1:14
26 Marmaduke [take 3 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:51
27 Marmaduke [take 4 (false start)] (Parker) 0:05
28 Marmaduke [take 5] (Parker) 2:55
29 Marmaduke [take 6 (false start)] (Parker) 0:06
30 Marmaduke [take 7 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:57
31 Marmaduke [take 8/9 (8: false start)] (Parker) 3:09
32 Marmaduke [take 10 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:34
33 Marmaduke [take 11 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:47
34 Marmaduke [take 12 (master)] (Parker) 2:41
35 Steeplechase [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:06
36 Steeplechase [master] (Parker) 3:03
37 Merry Go Round [take 1] (Parker) 2:22
38 Merry Go Round [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 2:23


Personnel
[# 1-16] Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - as
John Lewis - p
Curley Russell - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at Harry Smith Studios, New York City ; September 18, 1948
[# 17-38] Charlie Parker All Stars
Same as above ; same place ; September 24, 1948


see also
http://murayama-hideki.com/CharlieParker/SessionIndex.html

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Charlie Parker on Dial (Spotlite)

In 1993, the British Spotlite Jazz label released a four-CD set documenting Charlie Parker's entire recorded output for the Dial label during the years 1946 and 1947. This monster stash, containing 89 tracks amounting to more than four hours of classic Bird, includes every locatable alternate take and rejected excerpt, as well as eight sides privately recorded at a house party that was held as a benefit for Charlie Parker after he was released from Camarillo State Mental Hospital where he had spent months recovering from a heroin and alcohol induced breakdown. Two of the rare acetates from this informal gathering are encrusted with scratchy surface noise; those who truly love Charlie Parker will cherish these artifacts, warts and all. Spotlite's Complete Charlie Parker on Dial is divided into West Coast and East Coast sessions. Two separate booklets are crammed with insights, discographic information, and historic photographs. (The only glaring defect in the liner notes is an inane and scientifically incorrect reference to Bird having undergone "involuntary withdrawal from psychedelics." Obviously, he suffered during withdrawal from narcotics, not psychedelics; had he survived into the '60s, it is quite possible that Yardbird would have found ways to incorporate LSD into his private illicit pharmacopoeia.) Charlie Parker's Dial recordings document his tragedies and triumphs over a span of 22 months during which he at last began to achieve wider recognition and some measure of respect from the public as well as the hip fringe of the postwar entertainment industry.
arwulf arwulf

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:difyxq8rldhe

Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker on Dial
The Complete Sessions
(1946-1947)

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Diggin' Diz (Gillespie)  2:55
2 Moose The Mooche [take 1] (Parker)  3:00
3 Moose The Mooche [take 2, Released] (Parker)  3:05
4 Moose The Mooche [take 3] (Parker)  2:58
5 Yardbird Suite [take 1] (Parker)  2:41
6 Yardbird Suite [take 4, Released] (Parker)  2:57
7 Ornitology [take 1] (Parker)  3:04
8 Ornithology [take 3, Bird Lore] (Parker)  3:19
9 Ornithology [take 4] (Parker)  3:01
10 Night in Tunisia [Excerpt] (The Famous Alto Break) (Gillespie, Paparelli)  0:50
11 Night In Tunisia [take 4] (Gillespie, Paparelli)  3:07
12 Night In Tunisia [take 5, Released] (Gillespie, Paparelli)  3:04
13 Max Making Wax (McGhee)  2:33
14 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:22
15 The Gypsy (Reid)  3:05
16 Bebop (Gillespie)  2:55
17 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  2:14
18 Blues on the Sofa (Parker)  0 :47
19 Kopely Plaza Blues (Parker)  1:06
20 Lullaby in Rhythm, Pt. 1 [1] (Goodman, Sampson)  1:32
21 Lullaby in Rhythm, Pt. 2 [2] (Goodman, Sampson)  1:34
22 Home Cooking (Opus) (McKusick)  2:24
23 Home Cooking (Cherokee) (Noble)  2:09
24 Home Cooking (I Got Rhythm) (Gershwin)  2:27



Cd. 2

1 This Is Always [take C, Master] (Gordon, Warren)  3:18
2 This Is Always [take D, Alternate] (Gordon, Warren)  3:13
3 Dark Shadows [take A, Alternate] (Coleman, Henry)  4:06
4 Dark Shadows [take B, Alternate] (Coleman, Henry)  3:13
5 Dark Shadows [take C, Master] (Coleman, Henry)  3:09
6 Dark Shadows [take D, Alternate] (Coleman, Henry)  3:01
7 Bird's Nest [take A, Master 1] (Parker)  2:55
8 Bird's Nest [take B, Alternate] (Parker)  2:53
9 Bird's Nest [take C, Master 2] (Parker)  2:46
10 Cool Blues [take A, Alternate - Aka 'Hot Blues'] (Hot Blues) (Parker)  2:01
11 Cool Blues [take B, Alternate - Aka 'Blowtop Blues'] (Blowtop Blues) (Parker)  2:26
12 Cool Blues [take C, Master] (Parker)  3:11
13 Cool Blues [take D, Alternate] (Parker)  2:54
14 Relaxin' at Camarillo [take A] (Parker)  3:10
15 Relaxin' at Camarillo [take C] (Parker)  3:09
16 Relaxin' at Camarillo [take D] (Parker)  3:04
17 Relaxin' at Camarillo [take E] (Parker)  3:02
18 Cheers [take A] (McGhee)  3:12
19 Cheers [take B] (McGhee)  3:07
20 Cheers [take C] (McGhee)  3:07
21 Cheers [take D] (McGhee)  3:07
22 Carvin' The Bird [take A, Alternate] (McGhee)  2:47
23 Carvin' The Bird [take B, Master] (McGhee)  2:47
24 Stupendous [take A, Master] (Broiles, McGhee)  2:57
25 Stupendous [take B, Alternate - Aka 'Surprising'] (Broiles, McGhee)  2:54



Cd. 3

1 Dexterity [take A, Alternate] (Parker)  3:01
2 Dexterity [take B, Master] (Parker)  3:01
3 Bongo Bop [take A, Master - Aka 'Blues'] (Parker)  2:48
4 Bongo Bop [b, Alternate- Aka 'Blues' And 'Parker's Blues'] Bop (Parker)  2:47
5 Dewey Square [take A, Alternate] (Prezology) (Parker)  3:32
6 Dewey Square [take B, Alternate] (Parker)  3:05
7 Dewey Square [take C, Master] (Parker)  3:11
8 The Hymn [take A, Master] (Parker)  2:34
9 The Hymn [b, Alternate - Originally As 'Superman'] (Parker)  2:31
10 Bird Of Paradise [take A] (Kern)  3:11
11 Bird Of Paradise [take B] (Parker)  3:13
12 Bird Of Paradise [take C] (Parker)  3:13
13 Embraceable You [take A] (Gershwin)  3:49
14 Embraceable You [take B] (Gershwin)  3:26
15 Bird Feathers [c, Master - Aka 'Schnourphology'] (Parker)  2:54
16 Klact-oveeseds-tene [take A, Master] (Parker)  3:08
17 Klact-oveeseds-tene [take B, Alternate] (Parker)  3:09
18 Scrapple From The Apple [take B, Alternate] (Parker)  2:42
19 Scrapple From The Apple [c, Master- Aka 'Little Be-bop'] (Parker)  2:58




Cd. 4

1 My Old Flame [take A, Master] (Coslow, Johnston)  3:17
2 Out Of Nowhere [take A] (Green, Heyman)  4:06
3 Out Of Nowhere [take B] (Green, Heyman)  3:53
4 Out Of Nowhere [take C] (Green, Heyman)  3:08
5 Don't Blame Me [take A, Master] (Fields, McHugh)  2:51
6 Drifting On A Reed [take B, Alternate Aka 'Giant Swing'] (Parker)  2:59
7 Drifting On A Reed [take D, Alternate] (Parker)  2:56
8 Drifting On A Reed [e, Master Aka 'Air Conditioning'] (Parker)  2:55
9 Quasimado (quasimodo) [take A, Alternate] (Parker)  2:57
10 Quasimado (quasimodo) [take B, Master Aka 'Trade Winds'] (Parker)  2:55
11 Charlie's Wig [take B, Alternate Aka 'Bongo Bop'] (Parker)  2:49
12 Charlie's Wig [d, Alternate Aka 'Drifting On A Road'] (Parker)  2:49
13 Charlie's Wig [take E, Master] (Parker)  2:45
14 Charlie's Wig [take E, Master] (Dexterity) (Parker)  3:00
15 Bongo Beep [take C Aka 'Bird Feathers And Charlie's Wig'] (Bird Feathers) (Parker)  3:00
16 Crazeology (little Benny) [take A, Excerpt] (Harris)  1:03
17 Crazeology (little Benny) [take B, Excerpt] (Harris)  0:35
18 Crazeology (little Benny) [take C, Alternate] (Harris)  3:00
19 Crazeology (little Benny) [d, Master 2] (Harris)  3:00
20 How Deep Is The Ocean [take A, Master] (Kern)  3:26
21 How Deep Is The Ocean [take B, Alternate] (Kern)  3:07



Personnel
Feat. Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lucky Thompson, George Handy, Arvin Garrison, Ray Brown, Stan Levey, Dodo Marmarosa, Vic McMillan, Roy Porter, Jimmy Bunn, Bob Kesterson, Howard McGhee, Erroll Garner, Red Callender, Doc West, Earl Coleman, Barney Kessel, Don Lamond, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, Max Roach, etc...

Recorded between February 5, 1946 & December 17, 1947

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